It’s exciting to hear the announcement that WordCamp Europe, 2013 is now open for registration – this plans to be one of the larger events and should it’s exciting because it really is the “first” large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe as a whole. That’s what they are shooting for straight-up: WordCamp Europe is the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. By large-scale, we mean big. And by big, we mean awesome. This is a chance for the European WordPress community to gather together in the idyllic town of Leiden to geek-out, share experiences, do business, and […]
I realized as I was doing this post that we could litter this blog with a thousand-and-one blog posts about free themes every single day if we wanted to – and in some ways, I’d like to highlight well-done free themes, but there are so many so the #1 reason we don’t is that we simply don’t trust the source or developer (or we don’t know them personally). (But don’t stop sharing them with us – we’ll always take a look!) This one is by Konstantin Kovshenin who’s a very trustworthy source and someone that we really like – and he announced […]
Oh wow. The world of WordPress hosting is getting smaller because Page.ly just announced that they are acquiring BlogDroid. We’ve covered both extensively and this seems like a very interesting and strategic marriage. We got news a few days ago via Sally Strebel and told to keep it “hush hush” for a bit. We complied, although it’s tough to keep neat news like this to ourselves (but hey, we did it, ok!?!). Check out the official press release below – congrats to the team and I hope the transition goes as smoothly as it is planned!
Things keep getting better and better with Gravity Forms, who have now released their 1.7.6 version. A ‘major’ release for them, they are introducing their “add-on framework” which will allow developers to create add-ons for the popular plugin in a much easier fashion. This could be a boon for the growing product as more people create more value for the network of users as a whole: One major non-user facing change that we are extremely excited about in this release is the first iteration of the Gravity Forms Add-On Framework. This is a framework built into Gravity Forms to allow […]
This is a question that esmi has brought up in make.accessible: Cited example: Should the Twenty Thirteen drop the use of the role attribute on the HTML5 nav element on the grounds that the element, by definition, has the role of navigation? Or should role=”navigation” be retained in order to support technologies that are not yet HTML5 aware? My own opinion that the role attribute should be retained for the time being in order to support the widest range of technologies. Dropping it would offer only a marginal benefit in reducing page bloat. Please do weigh in with your opinions on the ticket. Great question and I love the focus […]
WordPress.com and Automattic continue to push out their vertical marketing and engagement by introducing what they are dubbing “Cities” in an attempt to grab more customers as well as save those same customers tons of cash: City administrators: Don’t spend thousands of dollars on a proprietary system for your city’s website. We’ve launched WordPress.com/cities as the go-to place to start a site for your city or other municipal body, and there’s no charge to get started. (“Free” is a price that will get every taxpayer on board, and since WordPress.com has been approved as a hosting site for federal government agencies, you […]
Looking for another great and simple tool to add to your list of already-large tools? Perhaps not, but at least check this one out when you have a chance – it’s Rami’s 9th generator via GenerateWP. The concept is quite simple: Use the tool to create custom code for WordPress Query with WP_Query class. Try it out for yourself – fill out the form, update the code, copy the code to your theme/plugin. Done and done:
I love new ventures and I love new ventures that disrupt the norm. Enter in SpeedCurve a sexy new take on daunting website stats from UX designer Mark Zeman. Mark’s seeking early Beta testers of his new app and shares why he started this in the first place:
Now this is pretty neat: Basilis Kanonidis let us know of a sweet campaign that just launched that hopes to gather the support of the wide WordPress community. What is it? SchoolPress is a project inspired by the need to educate kids around WordPress. There are many things that kids and their parents can learn, while starting to blog, code or even build their business, around WordPress. SchoolPress will be both an online and an offline project. Oh, now that’s pretty slick. Please note that it’s relative to Greece so it’s not a stateside project, FYI.
Just in time too. NetNewsWire, a native OS X RSS Reader just released their Beta for version 4 and it’s not too shabby. You can download it and import your Google Reader feeds in just a matter of seconds (literally) and be relieved that not is all lost. I tried it out last night and although it won’t get me to switch from Feedly at the present moment I may slowly begin to try it on for size at it comes out into a full release.